Social psychology / Robert A. Baron, Nyla R. Branscombe.

By: Baron, Robert A
Contributor(s): Branscombe, Nyla R
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston ; London : Pearson, 2012Edition: 13th edDescription: xxviii, 509 p. : ill. ; 28 cmISBN: 9780205231997 (pbk.)Subject(s): Social psychology -- TextbooksDDC classification: 302 Online resources: Ebook Fulltext | WorldCat details
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IN THIS SECTION:1.) BRIEF2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Social Psychology: The Science of the Social Side of LifeChapter 2: Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social WorldChapter 3: Social Perception: Perceiving and Understanding OthersChapter 4: The Self: Answering the Question: "Who Am I?"Chapter 5: Attitudes: Evaluating and Responding to the Social WorldChapter 6: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: The Causes, Effects, and CuresChapter 7: Interpersonal Attraction and Close RelationshipsChapter 8: Social Influence: Changing Others' BehaviorChapter 9: Prosocial Behavior: Helping OthersChapter 10: Aggression: Its Nature, Causes, and ControlChapter 11: Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of BelongingChapter 12: Social Psychology: Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Happiness COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Social Psychology: The Science of the Social Side of LifeSocial Psychology: An OverviewSocial Psychology: Advances at the Boundaries How Social Psychologists Answer The Questions They Ask: Increased Knowledge Through Research The Role of Theory in Social PsychologyThe Quest for Knowledge and Rights of Individuals: Seeking An Appropriate BalanceGetting the Most Out of This Book: A User's Guide Chapter 2: Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social WorldHeuristics: How We Employ Simple Rules in Social CognitionSchemas: Mental Frameworks for Organizing Social InformationAutomatic and Controlled Processing in Social Thought Potential Sources of Error in Social Cognition: Why Total Rationality is Rarer Than You ThinkAffect and Cognition: How Feelings Shape Thought and Thought Shapes Feelings Chapter 3: Social Perception: Perceiving and Understanding OthersNonverbal Communication: The Language of Expressions, Gazes, Gestures, and Scents Attribution: Understanding the Causes of Others' Behavior Impression Formation and Impression Management: Combining Information About Others Chapter 4: The Self: Answering the Question: "Who Am I?"Self-Presentation: Managing the Self in Different Social ContextsSelf-Knowledge: Determining Who We AreWho Am I?: Personal versus Social IdentitySelf-Esteem: Attitudes toward Ourselves Chapter 5: Attitudes: Evaluating and Responding to the Social WorldAttitude Formation: How Attitudes DevelopWhen and Why Do Attitudes Influence Behavior?How Do Attitudes Guide Behavior?The Fine Art of Persuasion: How Attitudes are ChangedResisting Persuasion AttemptsCognitive Dissonance: What it is and How Do We Manage It? Chapter 6: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: The Causes, Effects, and CuresHow Members of Different Groups Perceive InequalityThe Nature and Origins of StereotypingPrejudice: Feelings Toward Social GroupsDiscrimination: Prejudice in ActionWhy Prejudice Is Not Inevitable: Techniques for Countering Its Effects Chapter 7: Interpersonal Attraction and Close RelationshipsInternal Sources of Attraction: The Role of Needs and Emotions External Sources of Attraction: The Effects of Proximity and Physical Beauty Factors Based on Social Interaction: Similarity and Mutual LikingClose Relationships: Foundations of Social Life Chapter 8: Social Influence: Changing Others' BehaviorConformity: Group Influence in ActionCompliance: To Ask-Sometimes-Is To Receive Symbolic Social Influence: How We Are Influenced by Others Even When They Are Not There Obedience to Authority: Would You Harm an Innocent Stranger If Ordered to Do So? Chapter 9: Prosocial Behavior: Helping OthersWhy People Help: Motives for Prosocial BehaviorResponding to an Emergency: Will Bystanders Help?Factors that Increase or Reduce the Tendency to Help The Effects of Being Helped: Why Underlying Motives Really MatterFinal Thoughts: Are Prosocial Behavior and Aggression Really Opposites? Chapter 10: Aggression: Its Nature, Causes, and ControlPerspectives on Aggression: In Search of the Roots of Violence Causes of Human Aggression: Social, Cultural, Personal, Situational Bullying: Singling Out Others for Repeated AbuseThe Prevention and Control of Aggression: Some Useful Techniques Chapter 11: Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of BelongingGroups: When We Join...And When We Leave Effects of the Presence of Others: From Task Performance to Behavior in CrowdsCoordination in Groups: Cooperation or Conflict?Perceived Fairness in Groups: Its Nature and Effects Decision Making by Groups: How It Occurs and the Pitfalls It FacesThe Role of Leadership in Group Settings Chapter 12: Social Psychology: Overcoming Adversity and Achieving HappinessSome Basic Causes of Social Adversity-And Coping With ThemPersonal Happiness: What It Is, and How to Attain It Table of contents
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"International edition"--Cover.

Previous ed.: 2008.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-482) and indexes.

IN THIS SECTION:1.) BRIEF2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Social Psychology: The Science of the Social Side of LifeChapter 2: Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social WorldChapter 3: Social Perception: Perceiving and Understanding OthersChapter 4: The Self: Answering the Question: "Who Am I?"Chapter 5: Attitudes: Evaluating and Responding to the Social WorldChapter 6: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: The Causes, Effects, and CuresChapter 7: Interpersonal Attraction and Close RelationshipsChapter 8: Social Influence: Changing Others' BehaviorChapter 9: Prosocial Behavior: Helping OthersChapter 10: Aggression: Its Nature, Causes, and ControlChapter 11: Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of BelongingChapter 12: Social Psychology: Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Happiness COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Social Psychology: The Science of the Social Side of LifeSocial Psychology: An OverviewSocial Psychology: Advances at the Boundaries How Social Psychologists Answer The Questions They Ask: Increased Knowledge Through Research The Role of Theory in Social PsychologyThe Quest for Knowledge and Rights of Individuals: Seeking An Appropriate BalanceGetting the Most Out of This Book: A User's Guide Chapter 2: Social Cognition: How We Think About the Social WorldHeuristics: How We Employ Simple Rules in Social CognitionSchemas: Mental Frameworks for Organizing Social InformationAutomatic and Controlled Processing in Social Thought Potential Sources of Error in Social Cognition: Why Total Rationality is Rarer Than You ThinkAffect and Cognition: How Feelings Shape Thought and Thought Shapes Feelings Chapter 3: Social Perception: Perceiving and Understanding OthersNonverbal Communication: The Language of Expressions, Gazes, Gestures, and Scents Attribution: Understanding the Causes of Others' Behavior Impression Formation and Impression Management: Combining Information About Others Chapter 4: The Self: Answering the Question: "Who Am I?"Self-Presentation: Managing the Self in Different Social ContextsSelf-Knowledge: Determining Who We AreWho Am I?: Personal versus Social IdentitySelf-Esteem: Attitudes toward Ourselves Chapter 5: Attitudes: Evaluating and Responding to the Social WorldAttitude Formation: How Attitudes DevelopWhen and Why Do Attitudes Influence Behavior?How Do Attitudes Guide Behavior?The Fine Art of Persuasion: How Attitudes are ChangedResisting Persuasion AttemptsCognitive Dissonance: What it is and How Do We Manage It? Chapter 6: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: The Causes, Effects, and CuresHow Members of Different Groups Perceive InequalityThe Nature and Origins of StereotypingPrejudice: Feelings Toward Social GroupsDiscrimination: Prejudice in ActionWhy Prejudice Is Not Inevitable: Techniques for Countering Its Effects Chapter 7: Interpersonal Attraction and Close RelationshipsInternal Sources of Attraction: The Role of Needs and Emotions External Sources of Attraction: The Effects of Proximity and Physical Beauty Factors Based on Social Interaction: Similarity and Mutual LikingClose Relationships: Foundations of Social Life Chapter 8: Social Influence: Changing Others' BehaviorConformity: Group Influence in ActionCompliance: To Ask-Sometimes-Is To Receive Symbolic Social Influence: How We Are Influenced by Others Even When They Are Not There Obedience to Authority: Would You Harm an Innocent Stranger If Ordered to Do So? Chapter 9: Prosocial Behavior: Helping OthersWhy People Help: Motives for Prosocial BehaviorResponding to an Emergency: Will Bystanders Help?Factors that Increase or Reduce the Tendency to Help The Effects of Being Helped: Why Underlying Motives Really MatterFinal Thoughts: Are Prosocial Behavior and Aggression Really Opposites? Chapter 10: Aggression: Its Nature, Causes, and ControlPerspectives on Aggression: In Search of the Roots of Violence Causes of Human Aggression: Social, Cultural, Personal, Situational Bullying: Singling Out Others for Repeated AbuseThe Prevention and Control of Aggression: Some Useful Techniques Chapter 11: Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of BelongingGroups: When We Join...And When We Leave Effects of the Presence of Others: From Task Performance to Behavior in CrowdsCoordination in Groups: Cooperation or Conflict?Perceived Fairness in Groups: Its Nature and Effects Decision Making by Groups: How It Occurs and the Pitfalls It FacesThe Role of Leadership in Group Settings Chapter 12: Social Psychology: Overcoming Adversity and Achieving HappinessSome Basic Causes of Social Adversity-And Coping With ThemPersonal Happiness: What It Is, and How to Attain It Table of contents

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